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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fr. Harrison Ayre—newly ordained priest for the Diocese of Victoria, BC!

The Reverend Deacon Harrison Ayre was ordained to the holy priesthood of the Catholic Church this day, February 7, 2015, at Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Victoria, BC.

Congratulations Fr. Harrison! You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek. Axios! Ad multos annos!

Fr. Harrison received his formation at St. Joseph's Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to seminary, he served Mass at Saint Andrew's under the tutelage of Fr. John Laszczyk, an instrument of the Holy Spirit. Fr. John has mentored several young men into the priesthood. Thanks be to God for Fr. John's faithful witness to Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church! May he be blessed richly for shepherding a fine young man into the service of God and His Holy Church.

Fr. Harrison is a classmate of Fr. David Hogman (ordained June 29, 2013), assistant priest at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Fr. Harrison and Fr. David have contributed to the very popular Theology On Tap series at a local pub.

Rev. Fr. Harrison Ayre is assigned as assistant priest to Saint Patrick's Parish in Oak Bay.

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